The Jiva Puri – An exclusive private home on Bali’s South-west Coast
Set on two acres of prime ocean-front land with extensive lawns and tropical gardens, the villa is the result of the owner’s 20-year love affair with the island. The location is truly exceptional - set on a small cliff, about thirty feet above the water, with a black sand beach surrounded by rice paddy fields. The architecture and interiors are designed by Ernesto Bedmar - a Singapore based Argentine architect - and it is a contemporary Geoffrey Bawa inspired take on Balinese living. The property consists of five spacious bedroom pavilions, each with their own private outdoor spaces of ponds and gardens. They feel like independent villas with a tennis court-sized lawn punctuated by wooden tribal art leading to the common living areas. There is a large living room with wraparound views of the sea and a dining pavilion - with a dining table that can seat 20 – plus a library, gym and spa. The views overlook not only the sea but one of Bali's most beautiful temples - black and set on rocks in the sea.
There is also a 30 metres swimming pool with a separate pavilion with a large dining area. There is a professional kitchen with a private herb and vegetable garden. In addition, there is separate accommodation for any staff that a guest may choose to bring with them. Staff on site include a highly experienced manager with over 20 years experience with the Hyatt group, an Executive Chef (a former Grand Hyatt Executive Chef and co–author of the famous Food of Bali Cookbook), sous–chef, short–order cook, driver and 10 staff for housekeeping, 24 hours security and maintenance. The staff can cater for parties of up to 40 people with bespoke menus.
JivaPuri is perfectly located for side trips to Ubud and Seminyak and the nearby village of Cemagi is one of the prettiest villages in the area. The last kilometer drive to the villa is through rolling paddy fields.